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[theVerge] Best Buy to make internet price matching permanent to prevent 'showrooming'

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Best Buy had originally instated a price-match guarantee for the holidays, a program designed to combat the practice of treating the store like a show room before completing the actual purchase online. Best Buy has announced it's making the program permanent, beginning on March 3rd... As before, Best Buy won't match any online retailer's price, but instead has a list of 19 retailers it will match. Those retailers include Apple.com, Amazon.com, Crutchfield.com, and Walmart.com....

http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/15/3994050/best-buy-internet-price-matching-permanent-showrooming


Welcome to the 21st century Best Buy.
Edited by di inferi - 2/15/13 at 8:53pm
post #2 of 91
Finally! I don't have to go all the way to Fry's now (There's only one Fry's here lol).

Hopefully They do Amazon and Newegg! And other good sites! thumb.gif
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Nice! I don't have a Frys or anything near me, so this is pretty great
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I expect there to be a list of exclusions as long as my leg, just like their local competitor price matching policy.

Hopefully not, though. I'm sure they're feeling the squeeze pretty bad from online retailers.
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Originally Posted by DrBrogbo View Post

I expect there to be a list of exclusions as long as my leg, just like their local competitor price matching policy.

Hopefully not, though. I'm sure they're feeling the squeeze pretty bad from online retailers.

For you guys' sake (I'm in Oz), let's hope you are a really short guy then smile.gif
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Excellent, they price-matched my G500 without hassle when I bought it at BB a couple months ago. thumb.gif
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this will be the death of them.
 
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this will be the death of them.


You would think they are avoiding the death of them by doing this lol? When ppl are showrooming BB ends up paying out the arse for other vendors. It makes great sense to stop the bleeding.
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costs of operating B&M stores and trying to make a profit by selling at the prices of online retailers that have none? It's economics. They will need to dramatically reduce the # of stores to compete, like microcenter.

As a prime subscriber I dont mind not having to drive out to BB and get my stuff delivered for free in 2 days, 1 if the warehouse is close enough.

either way, it's a win for consumers, that is until they either stop doing it or fold.
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You would think they are avoiding the death of them by doing this lol? When ppl are showrooming BB ends up paying out the arse for other vendors. It makes great sense to stop the bleeding.

I always wondered why brick-and-mortar stores fought online price matching so hard for so long. Getting people in the door is the main priority, isn't it?

For heaven's sake, Fry's wouldn't even match their OWN online pricing in store for a long time.
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